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The attorney general has communicated his posture to people inside and outside the White House, officials say, though it is unclear what he has told President Trump directly.Read more from MSN
If Donald Trump decides to free Roger Stone, his act of seemingly random kindness in pardoning a slew of criminals will look more like a smokescreen than a coincidence, writes David Lipson.Read more from ABC News
I googled "is US President chief law enforcement officer". It seems it all derives from ones understanding of Article II of the Constitution. There is so much opinion written on this, past case law, "expert" opinion, etc., that there was no way I could distill it all and present it here. If you agree with the article you posted, you'll find opinion to support it. If you agree with Trump, you'll find opinion to support him, and both opinions are formed from the wording of Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution. It gets even muddier when the Vesting Clause is invoked. As far as I can tell, whether or not one believes the President is the US Chief Enforcement Officer depends on ones political point of view and how one interprets the words of Article II, Sections 2 and 3 and the Vesting Clause.
Even your post says "Constitutional experts say the President is technically correct."
Sorry if this is muddled. My head got muddled just trying to understand what I was reading. Try it if you dare.
According to Article II of the Constitution the President has the following powers:
I think the problem comes from the utter vagueness that is "Wield the executive power".
Wield it how? And what exactly is that power?
In the hands of someone who has had so much power as an executive, it could literally mean anything to Trump.
But yeah, he can grant all the reprieves and pardons he wants!
The Founding Fathers of the Constitution never expected a wannabe monarch in the future. Almost had one with FDR but it was "fixed" with the 22nd Amendment.
Probably that could explain the vagueness.
The president's remarkable lawsuit against his own accountants and bankers can succeed only if the conservative majority intervenes on his behalf.Read more from The Atlantic
Describing testing as a "double-edged sword", the US President says he told authorities to slow down because it was adding to the number of COVID-19 infections being recorded.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Donald Trump's former security adviser warns the United States' global relationships may not recover from the "damage" caused if President Donald Trump wins a second term.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Mike Pence is the latest US Republican to say wearing a mask is a "good idea" but we're still yet to see President Donald Trump wear one. Why are masks so divisive?Read more from www.abc.net.au
The US President again says he believes coronavirus will disappear, as the US records more than 43,000 new cases in 24 hours.Read more from www.abc.net.au